Stop & Shop Launches Website to Address Springfield/Millburn Issues

Store in Springfield that is seeking a variance for a property in Millburn creates website to couteract the opposition's website.

Saying it wants to give the public the "real facts," announced the launch of  www.StopandShopSpringfield.com, a site executives say was created to educate and inform the local community about its new Springfield/Millburn location.

The old site, the vacant property along Millburn Avenue will include a brick main building and parking away from Millburn Avenue, and a significantly more landscaping, including larger buffers between the site and its residential neighbors, Stop & Shop officials said in a press release issued this week.

“While we have owned the property along Millburn Avenue since 1994, we have spent years engineering and designing a smaller, more efficient Stop & Shop for the site that blends in with the surrounding community, as well as including a significant amount of traffic improvements along that section of Millburn Avenue. We’re excited to be the anchor tenant the area needs to revitalize local businesses” said Arlene Putterman, Manager, Public and Community Relations for Stop & Shop's New York Metro Division.

“Several different site approvals have been necessary because the actual site is split between the boundaries of Springfield and Millburn - this has created a lot of misinformation about the project we want to correct. We believe the best way to do this is make all the facts readily available to our neighbors, stand ready to answer their questions and let them make up their own minds, rather than be influenced by other’s agenda,”  Ms. Putterman said in the release.

The site has renderings and plans and an email contact for residents,  stopandshopspringfield@gmail.com for any questions they might have.


susan March 26, 2012 at 12:55 AM
We don't need or want another grocery store in Springfield. There is too much traffic and it will only generate more.
rfriedman March 26, 2012 at 01:47 AM
I disagree Seabra's is good for some things but I wouldn't do my major shopping there. Stop and Shop would be nice and it would get rid of the eyesore empty building that's been there so long.
Heather Hecking March 26, 2012 at 11:17 AM
I shop every week at the Stop and Shop in Union and I love it there! They have the freshest produce, great selection and their prices are reasonable. The best part is the parking garage. Don't have to worry about putting groceries in your car in the pouring rain. They have a cart ramp that my daughter loves to go on. This store will be an asset to our community.
ASquared Video Productions March 26, 2012 at 01:14 PM
OK so keep shopping at over priced Seabra's, the Shop Rite in Millburn and Springfield which are small with narrow aisles and are in a time warp I say tear 'em down. Our area needs a new modern supermarket. Without having to travel to woodbridge or bridgewater to go to wegman's stop and shop would be the next best thing
Lenny March 26, 2012 at 01:18 PM
The website states that Village Shoprite operates two stores on Morris Avenue in Springfield (one located 1/2 miles from the Stop & Shop site and the other located 1.5 miles from the Stop & Shop site). Are they atually referring to the Union ShopRite which is 1.8 miles away (and coincidentally, also 1.8 miles from the Union Stop & Shop).
JBoy March 26, 2012 at 01:27 PM
People need to stop dancing around the real issue. These rich privileged white people are simply using the word traffic as code for blacks and hispanics. It's sickening.
Lenny March 26, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I heard ShopRite was coming to the Pathmark on Rt 22 in Union this summer. I still haven't yet seen any evidence of it happening though.
Princess Valiant March 26, 2012 at 02:36 PM
JBoy, it's really traffic issues, not who the traffic is but actual vehicle traffic. Shop-Rite is supposedly moving the Morris Ave (at Liberty) store to the former Pathmark on Route 22. That's easily accessible by vehicle, but Millburn Ave near Morris is a nightmare. Truly, it's just more cars where there isn't decent flow as it is now.
Shane Ronan March 26, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Susan, Please speak for yourself. YOU don't want or think we need an additional grocery store in Springfield. I and many people I have spoken with on the other hand think it would be great to have a Stop and Shop in Springfield.
susan March 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Aaron, go to the wonderful store Heather mentioned in Union.
Sanford Josephson March 27, 2012 at 07:35 PM
The residents of Springfield-Millburn made an egregious mistake several years ago when they blocked Stop 'n Shop the first time. Do they prefer an empty building and gated parking lot with grass growing up through the cracks. Millburn Ave. in Springfield-Short Hills is like a ghost town with lots of empty stores. Maybe this will revitalize the area. SJ


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